Your private tour of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple kicks off with hotel pick up at your Penang hotel. Meet your friendly guide and professional driver before traveling by private vehicle to Kek Lok Si Temple. This stunning Buddhist structure is home to thousands of statues of Buddha and is widely recognized as one of the most important—and most beautiful—in all of Southeast Asia. Tour the seven-tiered pagoda with your guide and learn how this stunning temple blends Thai, Burmese and Chinese elements into its architecture. Your guide will highlight the 99-foot (30-meter) tall bronze Guanyin statue, which pays homage to the Goddess of Mercy, as well as the Pong of Longevity—home to hundreds of turtles that symbolize strength, endurance and longevity in Chinese culture.
From the temple, make your way to Georgetown Station where you’ll board the Penang Hill Funicular Railway and travel some 2,625 feet (800- meters) above sea level to the hill’s peak. Your guide will point out the indigenous plants and animals along the way. Once you reach the top, enjoy spectacular views of Malaysia’s oldest hill station and far off views of the mainland. Your journey ends with hotel drop off in Penang.